Bitten by the writing bug at the age of ten, Pen is an avid reader in addition to being a prolific writer. A native Georgian she lived in Hollywood, California for a year and a half (pursuing Film Studies – an interesting distraction) and six weeks in Asheville, NC (attempting to get herself together).
Influenced by the world around her, Pen writes whatever comes into her fuzzy little red head (currently Vidal Sassoon Merlot Vibrant Red). She writes in no specific genre as she has a variety of interests and passions about which to write.
In addition to reading and writing, Pen loves movies and music, particularly the music of the 80s and prior. Again, her passions for movies and music are as eclectic as her writing and reading.
Not a huge fan of television she is, nonetheless, currently an avid follower of ABC’s Once Upon A Time television series. So much so, that this series inspired her to write the Sword of Tilk Trilogy and influenced the writing of Nero’s Fiddle, though it is hardly recognizable in any of those tomes.
Pen enjoys reading the works of Edgar Allan Poe, Agatha Christie, Dean Koontz, Stephen King, James Rollins’ Sigma Force series, Lindsay Buroker, Kathryn Harvey and Judy Mercer (may she rest in peace). A host of other authors grace her bookshelves, too numerous to mention. She has been known to reread books numerous times.
Pen currently resides in the Atlanta, Georgia area where she is staff to two felines.
Sword of Tilk Book One: Worlds Apart
A family-oriented modern-day fairy tale to inspire imagination for any age
Barbara Neely isn't much more than a doormat. All she wants to do is provide a good life for her science-whiz daughter, Heather.
Until one day she awakens in the Realm of Tilk. She must take her place as Queen and wield the cursed golden Sword of Tilk to vanquish the kingdom's enemy, Balfourant.
When Balfourant captures Heather, Barbara must face her own demons and become the woman she is truly meant to be.
Sword of Tilk Book Two: Strange Land
The Tilk adventure continues.
The Oracle foresaw it: The world is about to get much bigger.
Princess Heather and the Sword of Tilk are kidnapped by colorful pirate Gregorio. Barbara, her twin sister, Tiernan and the rest of our intrepid heroes must travel to a strange land to rescue her.
Once in Antanavica they must fight the wizard's demonic creations to get away from the castle.
And one of the twins may never return to Tilk.
Sword of Tilk Book Three: At Sword's End
The evil witch Desdemona is back! And ready to change the world.
Desdemona is out to take over the Realm and destroy the Tilk family in the process.
The Tilk family may cross worlds in an attempt to get away from Desdemona, but they cannot escape fate.
When Desdemona gets her hands on the golden Sword of Tilk everyone learns there is more to the Sword than a simple curse. With the Sword in her hands, Desdemona has the power to destroy not only the Tilk Realm, but all the worlds beyond it.
Fourteen-year-old Harlie Castleberry moves to Cleveland, Georgia to live with her estranged mother when her father dies. She arrives with an attitude and a chip on each shoulder.
Her attitude changes when she discovers the family secret: shapeshifters who change into mountain lions to fight an ancient being not of this world.
With the help of distant cousin Tomahawk Billy, Harlie must take a journey of self-discovery to vanquish an evil which has walked this world for centuries.
The year is 2059. The human race stands on the brink of annihilation. Not from natural causes, but at the hands of one of our own.
The population stands at 14 billion : more than the world can handle.
As the New World Government plans to annihilate 9.5 billion of earth's inhabitants a small band of people plan to escape.
Only Dr. Stormy Rose Prometheus, with her knowledge of Quantum Physics, can enable the escape ship to jump to hyperspeed.
The possible survival of the human race is threatened when assassin Rembrandt comes calling.
Welcome. To the future.
Every day millions of people use their cars, cell phones, and computers.
They commute to work by bus or train.
Hospitals run efficiently. Food is delivered round the clock.
Imagine all of that . . . gone.
Jun 23, 2017: The United States is crippled by an Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) attack, leaving every citizen in the dark, helpless and alone. It will happen again. Every thirty days another country will be attacked until the entire world is plunged into darkness.
Captain Beverly Mossberg is assigned the task of reaching Washington, DC to assassinate the terrorist before he strikes again. She doesn’t count on being accompanied by her two children, Michael, age 9 and Jazmine, age 12. Not to mention Sedona Armstrong, a complete stranger, is determined to join the party.
They traverse a now lawless land, scrounging for food and water, blowing up propane gas tanks, narrowly avoiding being raped and being held prisoners in a cannibal commune – a possible side-effect of massive disaster-related incidents.
Upon arriving in DC, Bev learns that she has been misled – again. Only this time, she has the weight of saving the world on her shoulders.
Sample Nero's Fiddle